Philadelphia Youth Basketball
Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) is a community-built youth empowerment organization that leverages the iconic game of basketball to help today’s urban youth overcome the most urgent and systemic issues facing underserved communities. PYB holds workshops, amassed over 6,500 programming hours, and served over 275,000 meals. They have partnered with over 70 schools, recreation centers, churches, synagogues, and mosques in the City of Philadelphia. PYB has over 250 volunteers annually, and 50 tutors. PYB prioritizes investing in the development of adult staff, especially our coach-mentors, the majority of whom come from similar circumstances and communities as the young people in our programs. They are currently working to open a $30 million dollar complex, The Alan Horwitz,˜Sixth Man’ Center, that will serve as a safe haven and empowerment vehicle for thousands of boys and girls per year. PYB helps thousands of young people find their voice, value, and visibility during their critical formative years — to bring about meaningful community change and lasting economic mobility.